Shaw, Edward Oliver, Capt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 7595, MCAS Mojave Ca
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Spokane
Last Address
Mojave MCAS

Date of Passing
Jul 31, 1944
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CAPT SHAW WAS CREDITED WITH SHOOTING DOWN 13 JAPANESE AIRPLANES DURING HIS TIME IN WAR.

HE WAS STATIONED AS AN INSTRUCTOR AND TEST PILOT AT THE MOJAVE MCAS AFTER HIS RETURN.

WHILE TESTING A F-4F, HE PUT IT INTO A DIVE WHEN THE WING CAME LOOSE CAUSING HIM TO CRASH AND DIE.
   
Other Comments:
THIS WAS WRITTEN ABOUT HIM:

EAGER TO LIVE, HE DARED TO DIE......

WHO SHALL BE SHORT -SIGHTED ENOUGH TO MEASURE A LIFE BY THE MERE TICKING OF A CLOCK?
CAPTAIN EDWARD SHAW WAS BUT 23 YEARS OF AGE, YET HE HAD LIVED RICHLY. DEPRIVED OF THE PRIVILAGE OF LIVING OUT HIS YEARS IN PEACE AND HAPPINESS, WHICH IS THE BIRTHRIGHT OF EVERY AMERICAN BOY,HE MUST BE COUNTED AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE MADE MUCH OF EXISTENCE.
WHEN THE YOUNG MARINE FIGHTER PILOT ACE WAS KILLED YESTERDAY IN A TEST FLIGHT IN CALIFORNIA HE HAD TO HIS CREDIT 13 ENEMY PLANES SHOT DOWN IN AERIAL COMBAT IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. AMONG THE FIRST TO THROW BACK THE JAPS AT GUADALCANAL, HE HAD BEEN REASSIGNED TO INSTRUCTOR DUTY IN THIS COUNTRY.
IT WOULD BE FOLLY TO TRY TO DISREGARD THE PAIN OF SUCH A LEAVE TAKING. WHEN FATE STRODE DOWN THE RANKS OF YOUNG SERVICE MEN, SHAW WAS SINGLEDOUT AS A MAN CHOSEN BY HIS OWN COURSE UPON THE CHECKERBOARD OF NIGHTS AND DAYS, WHO HAD GONE OUT TO MEET DESTINY UNAFRAID.
   
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  1943-1944, 7598, VMF-213



From Month/Year
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Unit
VMF-213 Unit Page
Rank
Captain
MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
Marshall Islands
 
 
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 VMF-213 Details

VMF-213
Type
Combat - Air Units
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Parent Unit
Fixed Wing Units
Strength
Squadron
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2013
   
   
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Capt Shaw, Edward
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VMF-213

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Cupp, James, Col, (1942-1968) 75 7598 Captain
Parks, Mitchell Lee, Capt, (1941-1945) 75 7598 Captain
Brown, Theron Hart, Capt, (1941-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Defabio, George Charles, Capt, (1942-1945) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Dorsett, Robert Morgan, 1stLt, (1943-1945) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Eckart, Leland Leroy, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Garison, Foy Ray, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Glascock, Vernon Lyle, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Mortag, Daniel Kernin, 1stLt, (1943-1945) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Roberts, Robert Theodore, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Spoede, Herman Henry, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Thomas, Wilbur, Capt 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Winnia, Charles Casper, 1stLt, (1941-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Bennett, George Collin, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Peck, Milton Edward, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Rawson, George H., 2ndLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Britt, Wade Hampton, Maj, (1936-1943) 75 7302 Major
Britt, Wade Hampton, Maj, (1936-1943) 75 7302 Major
LeBoeuf, John W., Maj, (1939-1959) 75 7302 Second Lieutenant
Miller, Kenneth, Sgt, (1943-1945) 60 6000 Corporal
Livingood, William C., CAPT, (1942-1962) 23XX Lieutenant (O-3)
Vedder, Milton, 1stLt First Lieutenant
Walley, James, LtCol, (1943-1968) First Lieutenant
Hisel, Clifford Bruce, MSgt, (1943-1957) Private 1st Class

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